Let Earth Receive Her KingDecember 13, 2020
Let Earth Receive Her King
Portraits of Jesus
Q. 23: What offices does Christ execute as our Redeemer?
Christ, as our Redeemer, executes the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a king, both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation.
Q. 24: How does Christ execute the office of a prophet?
Christ executes the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by his word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation.
Q. 25: How does Christ execute the office of a priest?
Christ executes the office of a priest, in his once offering up of himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice, and reconcile us to God, and in making continual intercession for us.
Q.26: How does Christ execute the office of a king?
Christ executes the office of a king, in subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies. -The Westminster Shorter Catechism
The twelve Messianic psalms are psalms that are quoted in the New Testament as referring to Jesus. Jesus even mentioned this himself in Luke 24:44: “He said to them, ”This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” Acts 4:25 identifies David as the author of this psalm: “You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David: “‘Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot in vain?” This psalm likely refers to David but can only be fulfilled ultimately in Jesus Christ, the Son of David.
1. The Voice of the Nations: We the King (vv. 1-3)
True freedom comes from God and doing His will.
1 Peter 1:16
The only way to become a friend of God is to admit that you’re his .
2. The Voice of God the Son: We a true King (vv. 4-9)
3. The Voice of the Spirit: We a King (vv. 10-12)
There’s no refuge from the King – there’s only refuge .
Matthew 11:28, 29
· the Word of God.
· to His Sovereign Rule.
· Trust in
· to do great things!
“Thou art coming to a King, large petitions with thee bring; for His grace and power are such, none can ever ask too much.” -John Newton
Memory verse: “Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.” Psalm 2:8
Read Psalm 2. What aspects of the Lord’s character are revealed in this psalm?
How do you think the nations today are similar to the ones described in this psalm?
Read Psalm 2. According to verse 3, what do the rulers of the world want to accomplish?
In what ways do you think rulers of our modern world conspire against Christ?
Read Psalm 2. How does God react to the leaders of the earth trying to overthrow Him in verse 4?
How is the psalm writer’s advice to leaders relevant to you?
Read Psalm 2. Especially in verses 6-9, what does God want us to know?
How does this psalm change your perception of God?
Read Psalm 2. What will God’s Anointed One accomplish? See 2:9.
Practically speaking, how can we “take refuge” in God?
In what practical ways can you demonstrate your respect for the Lord?
Read Psalm 2. According to 2:11, what attitude of worship should we have?
What steps can you take in the next few weeks to use your influence for God’s glory?